The Law and Legislative Reference library is a public library. We would like to serve you whether you choose to visit in person or contact us from another location.
Hours and closings
8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday
Irregular night and weekend hours when the House or Senate is meeting.
Closed all state and federal holidays, as well as mandated legislative shutdown days. See table below.
Event Dates Closed Thanksgiving Holiday Thur.- Fri. Nov. 22-23, 2012 Christmas Day Tues. Dec. 25, 2012 New Year's Day Tue. Jan. 1, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mon. Jan. 21, 2013 Washington's Birthday/President's Day Mon. Feb. 18, 2013 Patriots Day Mon. Apr. 15, 2013 Memorial Day Mon. May 27, 2013 Independence Day Thur. July 4, 2013 Labor Day Mon. Sept. 2, 2013 Columbus Day Mon. Oct. 14, 2013 Veteran's Day Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Thur.- Fri. Nov. 28-29, 2013 Christmas Day Wed. Dec. 25, 2013
Contact us Staff
(207) 287-6431 (TTY)
Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library
43 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0043
The Library is located in the State House on the corners of Capitol and State Streets in Augusta. The west entrance, facing the Cross Office Building, is open to the public, and the Library is on the 2nd floor.
To get to the State House from I-95 get off at exit 109 and travel east on route 202 (Western Avenue). Continue to the first rotary where you take the first possible right turn onto State Street. Proceed to the traffic light where you will see the State House in front of you on the right. Turn right at the light onto Capitol Street for access to parking behind the Cross Office Building or in the Sewell Street garage.
Public parking is available behind the Cross Office Building or in the parking garage on the corner of Capitol and Sewell Streets (see tan areas blocked off on the map above). Parking is more difficult during the Legislative Session when there are fewer spaces for public parking and more visitors for public hearings and such.
Handicapped parking spaces are located between the State House and the Cross Office Building and on the Capitol Street side of the west entrance. From the lower parking spaces you may want to enter the Cross Office Building from which you can take an elevator down one floor and use the connector to the State House. To the right of the stairs is an elevator to the first floor lobby where you can get directions to the Library.
Please be aware that security procedures are now in place for all visitors to the State House. Maine Capitol Police are conducting entry screening, similar to airport screening procedures, of all visitors to the Maine State House.
To expedite the screening process, please:
- - arrive early for your State House tour to allow time for the screening process; time needed for the screening process will vary depending on other activities in the building;
- if possible, start a large group's visit to the State House Complex at the Maine State Museum where you can leave lunches and bags in the bins provided, or in the museum's coat room;
- if your group is going directly to the State House, please leave lunches, bags, unnecessary metal objects, and other personal belongings on the bus or in your car; and
- remember that cell phones, keys, and other personal belongs brought into the State House will be screened by an x-ray machine.
Barden, John R. Director
Apostola, Elaine. Deputy Director
Burnett, Alex. Associate Law Librarian
Dyszlewski, Nicole. Senior Law Librarian
Jones, Ryan. Library Associate
Locke, Jennifer. Library Associate
Lupo, Gianine. Library Assistant
Olson, Julie. Associate Law Librarian
Ouellette, Amanda. Library Assistant
Sullivan, Donna. Library Associate
Vorpagel, Diane. Administrative Secretary
Williams, Jon. Library Assistant
Wright, Sue. Senior Law Librarian